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This work by the Puritan Richard Sibbes expounds on 1st Corinthians 2:9, “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.” He shows how we should look to heaven and consider the joys that await us there as a way to remain faithful while on earth.
Here are some choice quotes:
-What duty [is] more necessary than to love God? What motive [is] more effectual than the gospel?
-Many of us are like the angel of Ephesus, ‘We have lost our first love,’ Rev. ii. 4
-To be wise to salvation is the best wisdom.
-Learn on earth that that will abide in heaven, saith St Austin.
-I wonder at the stupidity and hellish pride and malice of men’s hearts, that think any man can be too exact in the main duties of Christianity, in the expression of their love to God, in the obedience of their lives; in abstinence from the filthiness of the world, and the like.
-True beauty is to be like God. And to be born anew to that glorious condition is the birth and inheritance.
-Who would endure anything for Christ, if it were not for a better estate afterwards?
-A man cannot enjoy the comfort of heaven upon the earth without self-denial and mortification.
-When Satan comes with any bait, let us think he comes to rob us of better than he can give. (more…)
Jonathan Edwards (October 5, 1703 – March 22, 1758) was a preacher, theologian, and missionary to Native Americans. Edwards “is widely acknowledged to be America’s most important and original philosophical theologian,” and one of America’s greatest intellectuals. Edwards’s theological work is very broad in scope, but he is often associated with his defense of Reformed theology, the metaphysics of theological determinism, and the Puritan heritage. Recent studies have emphasized how thoroughly Edwards grounded his life’s work on conceptions of beauty, harmony, and ethical fittingness, and how central The Enlightenment was to his mindset.
This Puritan classic from John Owen explores the depths of Hebrews 6:4-6 showing from Scripture what causes people to fall away from the gospel and apostatize.
In this work the puritan Richard Sibbes, author of ‘The Bruised Reed’, shows how God “sets us at liberty at the first in calling us…sets us at liberty when we are justified…sets us at liberty when he sanctifieth us…sets us then at liberty fully in glorification.”
Thomas Watson (1620-1686) was Thomas Watson is one of the most famous Puritan preachers in history, and his writings during the 17th century are still read across the world today. He was an English, Nonconformist, Puritan preacher and author. He was educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he was noted for remarkably intense study. Based on Philippians 4:11, “I have learned, in whatever state I am therewith to be content”, Watson considers the great dishonor done to almighty God by the sin of discontent. The doctrine of Christian contentment is clearly illustrated and profitably applied. The special cases where, through changes in providences, discontentment most commonly arises are examined and preservatives are applied to the soul. This is one of Watson’s most treasured works and shares equal billing with Jeremiah Burrough’s classic The Rare Jewel of Christian Continent. It was first published in a lithograph of a 19th-century edition, but the publishers were compelled to retype that work and publish it in an entirely new book so as to give an even broader readership
If you have wondered what the death of Christ accomplished or who Christ died for this work from John Owen is for you. He shows that Christ’s death saves, that God himself saves, without condition. It will strengthen your faith to be reminded that Christ died for you Christian and so your salvation is secure.
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-Original Greek and Hebrew where used
In this classic treatise, Richard Baxter reflects upon death his health fails and he is expecting to be with the Lord soon. A great read to reflect upon what is important in this life and what to look forward to in the life to come.